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Play 13: Newton vs Central Gwinnett

All the talk has died down now. Newton football was named Fox 5's team of the week on Thursday and has drawn plenty of media attention the past week for its victory over Valdosta. None of that matters tonight when the Rams take on Central Gwinnett at 7:30 at Sharp Stadium.

November 21, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Fox 5 names Newton team of the week

After their stunning playoff victory over Valdosta, the Rams have garnered plenty of attention. On Thursday morning, Newton held a pep rally, as Fox 5 came to award the football team with their trophy as the team of the week. Rams' head coach Terrance Banks accepted the trophy after the pep rally.

November 20, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton owns Heritage in season opener

If cheering was the contest that counted then Heritage was easily the victor, but it didn't. Neither did the many entertaining dance-offs between the fans of the two schools, but what did count was the Ws for both the girls' and boys' varsity basketball teams.

November 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Rams practice at Philips Arena

On Tuesday, the Newton Lady Rams held a practice at Philips Arena. The players got to practice on the Atlanta Hawks' homecourt and also attended the Hawks/Lakers game that night. The team was able to be on the court at halftime and rebound for the players.

November 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


VALDOSTA WHO?

Play 12. That's been the goal all year for the Newton Rams. You see, playing 12 games in high school football means that you've won a first round state playoff game, something Newton hasn't done, ever. The Rams won two region playoff games in 1987, but region playoffs were eliminated in 1994 and Newton has never won a state playoff game. Until now.

November 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Win or go home

Win or go home. That's what the playoffs are all about. That's what the Eastside Eagles and Newton Rams are facing next Friday, as both teams scratched and crawled their way into the Georgia State Playoffs. The first round kicks off November 14th for both teams.

November 08, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Game Analysis: Newton vs rockdale

The game of the season between two rivals ended in classic fashion. Newton took the game and the county championship crown in a thrilling 29-26 victory. Rockdale played great, the Bulldogs led for most of the game, but it was Newton's final drive that drove the nail in the coffin. Here's some takeaways from the game.

November 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams rise above Rockdale

The game was all but over. Rockdale was nine yards away from the endzone and led Newton 26-21 with just over five minutes to go. On third and nine Steven Montac jumped a route and intercepted a Zuri Minnifield pass and the Rams were back in business at their own five-yard line.

November 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


The history of Sharp Stadium

In April 1956, Homer Sharp, principal of Newton County High School, proposed an idea for an athletic field for the school's sport activities. A month later, that athletic field came into action as the county's board of education approved the proposal. Due to the help of the citizens in the community, the stadium was opened on September 21, 1956. It was named after Homer Sharp, because of his hard-work and passion to get the field done. Since then, the field has been used for high school sporting events, recreational uses and graduation ceremonies.

November 01, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Season preview: Lady Rams basketball

It's that time of the year. Leaves are falling off trees, temperatures are dropping, windy days are upon us, football is nearing its end and it's time to head inside the gymnasiums and hit the hardwood. The Newton Lady Rams aren't wasting any time, as they already are in the gym getting ready for their season.

November 01, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Season preview: Rams boys basketball

With less than three weeks until Newton plays its exhibition game the Rams are trying to get the chemistry back that they had this summer. The summer saw the team go 21-9 despite sophomore standout Darvin Jones missing 10 games.

November 01, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Friday night football roundup: 10/31

There weren't many scares for the local high school football teams tonight. Some teams were tricked and others were treats. Here's the Halloween Friday night football roundup.

October 31, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Playoffs?

With just two games left for most teams and one game for others, the playoff race is in the final lap and the teams are headed toward the finish line. Some teams fare better than others, but every Newton County high school football team has a shot at making it to the big dance. Here are the current playoff implications for each team. (Note: this was written before Newton's game against Lovejoy).

October 25, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


Year one

Speaking to head coach Ashley Coles after her team became the runner up in region 2-AAAAAA, she was confident her team could advance to the second round. Those expectations, although they were not met were very realistic. The Lady Rams came into the first round with an 13-15 record and Tift came into the matchup with an 11-17 record. After Tift's sweep against Newton the two teams finished with identical records. Coles recaps her first year as head coach and speaks on the future of the program in this Q&A.

October 18, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton falls in first round

Newton's softball team fresh off asecond place finish in the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament hosted the first round matchup of the Georgia AAAAAA state playoffs against Tift County.

October 15, 2014 | Javon Dickerson | Newton


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Newton loses to Rockdale in girls' tennis

Newton girls' tennis lost its third straight match, falling 4-1 at Rockdale Monday.

March 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Rams struggle heading into Luella matchup

Going into a matchup against one of the best teams in the state is not an ideal time to be struggling.

March 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton swept by East Coweta

The Newton girls' soccer team continues to struggle, being mercy ruled in its third game of the season.

March 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton girls soccer get first win of season

Before Newton's match against Stephenson Tuesday, coach Nilesh Patel decided it was time to make a change in net.

March 15, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Bradley to be inducted into hall of fame

Ron Bradley is a household name in Newton County and a legend in Georgia.

March 13, 2012 | Brian Dale | Newton


Defensive woes plague Rams

In a key early region match-up, the Newton Rams lost to the Stephenson Jaguars 5-4 at Newton High School on Monday night.

March 09, 2012 | By Beau McCranie | Newton


Rams drop pair despite solid pitching

The Newton Rams dropped two non-region games to start the week, falling 4-0 to Shiloh on Monday and 7-1 to Lakeside on Tuesday.

March 01, 2012 | Beau McCrainie news@covnews.com | Newton


Former Ram Ordu Player of the Year

Alex Ordu certainly has made an impact in his first year of college basketball, earning top honors in his region.

February 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Three Rams named to All-Region team

Newton's boys' basketball season came to a disappointing end last week in the opening round of the Region 2-AAAAA tournament when the Rams fell to Stephenson for the first time in three years. But the naming of three players on the All-Region team will help with speedup the healing.

February 25, 2012 | Staff Report | Newton


Newton notches first win under new coach Byams

The Newton baseball team gave Vincent Byams his first win Tuesday night, beating Archer 6-1 on the road.

February 24, 2012 | By Beau McCrainie | Newton


Ram recovery

Newton needed to win just once in its last four games, and the Rams would be in the 2011 baseball playoffs.

February 24, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton, Byams get first win

The Newton baseball team gave Vicnent Byams his first win Tuesday night, beating Archer 6-1 on the road.

February 22, 2012 | Beau McCrainie | Newton


Rams seek consistency in 2012

It was an up-and-down first two games for the Newton boys' soccer team, dealing with injuries at some key positions and experience at others.

February 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


Newton girls eye return to playoffs

Newton girls' soccer coach Nilesh Patel has plenty of teaching to do in his third season as the Rams coach.

February 20, 2012 | Brian Dale | Newton


Newton girls soccer eyes return to playoffs

Newton girls' soccer coach Nilesh Patel has plenty of teaching to do in his third season as the Rams coach.

February 16, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton


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